Under the Canopy: Ritual Process and Spiritual Resilience in South Africa (Studies in Comparative Religion)

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How a black South African community survived the devastating apartheid era through its religion.

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Linda E. Thomas is a professor of theology and anthropology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and the editor of Living Stones in the Household of God: The Legacy and Future of Black Theology.

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"Thomas's compassionate and scrupulous attention to place and circumstance is the distinctive factor in this highly self-reflective ethnographic work." -- Journal of Religion

"Readers gain a great deal of insight into religious developments in South Africa and the connection to continuing political realities." -- Journal of the American Academy of Religion

"Under the Canopy is the next major detailed publication to enrich the understanding (and the bibliography) of South African indigenous churches, one that will become a standard work." -- Missionalia

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